Editorial: Childhood “Prets” and Other Premonitions

Introduction My (Ahona’s) earliest memories of the supernatural blend with memories of hot rice, white steam like spirits rising from my plate, the sounds of shakha-pola (bangles) on Dida’s hand clamouring as she approached with a ladle full of dal and the words from Dadu’s stories taking on strange shapes and colours, as the ghosts … Continue reading Editorial: Childhood “Prets” and Other Premonitions

Mirror, Mirror

Every time she looks in the mirror, Ananya braces herself for the voices in her head that insist on calling her “Fat bitch” … The title of the book brings to mind the recurring dialogue of the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” But while the queen in the popular fairytale recognizes Snow White as her enemy, for Ananya, it is her own body